Matt Conlin co-founded Fluent with Ryan Schulke, with a vision to change the digital world through technology and advertising solutions. Responsible for sales, marketing, and partner development strategies, Matt led Fluent to become the highest volume customer acquisition technology platform and ad network in the nation.
Matt was born in Ann Arbor, MI and moved to New York to attend St. John’s. As serendipity would have it, he met Ryan Schulke and they embarked on their first enterprise: selling mixtapes on campus. Both Matt and Ryan describe themselves as huge hip hop fans and brag that Fluent’s first publishing partners were leading mixtape websites. Before Fluent, Matt and Ryan worked at Innovation Ads and Clash Media, where they conceptualized the business and met some of their founding partners. Matt brags about his stellar attendance at Broadway shows (over 30 so far!) and has proclaimed the best job he’s had was working for a moving company during college. When Matt is not globetrotting for work, he much prefers to spend time traveling with his wife and cheering on the Michigan Wolverines.